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Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, Second Edition

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Note


List of Genres


Science Fiction and Fantasy

Table of Contents: Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Absolute at Large


Adam and Eve

Adventures of Vlad Taltos

Aegypt, Love and Sleep, Daemonomania and Endless Things

Against Infinity



Alas, Babylon

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Alif the Unseen

All Hallow’s Eve

All Times Possible


The Alteration

Always Coming Home

The Amber Series

Amnesia Moon

Among Others

Analogue Men

The Andromeda Strain

Animal Farm

Anno Dracula

The Anthony Villiers Novels

The Anubis Gates

Ape and Essence


Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy

Arthur Rex

The Artificial Kid

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels

The Atlan Series

Babel 17

Barefoot in the Head

Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of His Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia

The Barsoom Series

Beauty and the Beast and Song of Orpheus

Beggars in Spain and Beggars and Choosers

The Beginning Place

A Beleaguered City

The Belgariad

The Berserker Series

The Best of C. M. Kornbluth

The Best of Cordwainer Smith

The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard

Beyond Apollo

Beyond the Aquila Rift

Beyond the Golden Stair

Big Planet and Showboat World

The Big Time

The Bill, the Galactic Hero Series

The Birthgrave Trilogy

The Black Cloud

Black Easter and The Day After Judgment

Black Empire

Black Flame

Black No More

Black Oxen

Black Trillium

Black Unicorn and Gold Unicorn

Blood Music

The Blood of Roses

The Blue Hawk

The Blue Star

The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown

Bone Dance

Bone Forest

The Book of the Dun Cow

The Book of the New Sun

The Book of Wonder

Born to Exile and In the Red Lords Reach

The Borrowers Series

The Boys from Brazil

Boy’s Life

Brain Rose

Brain Wave


Brave New World

The Breast

Briar Rose

The Brick Moon

The Bridge

The Brigadier Ffellowes Stories

Bring the Jubilee

Brokedown Palace

The Broken Land

The Broken Sword

Brood of the Witch Queen

Brother to Dragons

Brute Orbits

Bug Jack Barron

Burn Witch Burn

Burning Chrome

The Burning Court

Camp Concentration

Canopus in Argos

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Carnacki the Ghost Finder


A Case of Conscience

The Castle of Otranto

Cat’s Cradle

The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun


The Centaur

The Child Garden

The Childe Cycle

Childhood’s End

Children of the Atom


China Mountain Zhang

The Chronicles of Clovis

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of the Deryni

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever and The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

The Chronicles of Tornor

The Chrysalids

The Chymical Wedding

The Circus of Dr Lao

Cities in Flight


The City and the Stars

Clarke County, Space

The Clockwork Man

A Clockwork Orange

Cloned Lives

The Cloning of Joanna May

The Cloud Walker

The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James

The Colossus Trilogy

The Coming Race

The Conan Series

Conjure Wife

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

The Cornelius Chronicles

Counterfeit World

The Course of the Heart


The Crock of Gold

Crown of Stars

A Crystal Age

Crystal Express

The Culture Series

The Cyberiad



Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

The Dancers at the End of Time Series

The Dark Elf Trilogy

The Dark Is Rising Sequence

Dark Universe

Darker than You Think

Darkover Landfall


The Day of the Triffids

The Dead Father

The Dead Zone

A Deal with the Devil

The Death of Grass

Death Qualified and The Best Defense

The Deathworld Trilogy


The Demolished Man

The Demon Princes Series

Descent into Hell

The Devil Is Dead

The Devil Rides Out

Devil’s Tor


The Diamond Age; or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer

The Difference Engine

A Different Flesh

A Different Kingdom

Dimension of Miracles

Dinner at Deviant’s Palace

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

The Disappearance

The Discworld Series

The Dispossessed

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Dr. Bloodmoney

Doctor Rat

Donovan’s Brain

Doomsday Book

A Door into Ocean

The Door into Summer

Door Number Three

Dorothea Dreams

Double Star

Downbelow Station

Downward to the Earth


The Dracula Series

Dracula Unbound

The Dragon in the Sea

The Dragon Knight Series

The Dragon Masters

The Dragon Waiting

The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonriders of Pern



The Dream Master

A Dreamer’s Tales


Drink Down the Moon

The Drowned World

The Duncton Chronicles and The Book of Silence

The Dune Series

The Dunwich Horror and Others


The Dying Earth Series

Dying Inside

E Pluribus Unicorn


Earth Abides


The Earth’s Children Series



Echoes from the Macabre


Edison’s Conquest of Mars

The Einstein Intersection

The Elenium


The Elric Saga

The Embedding

The Empire of Fear

Empire of the East

The Enchanted Castle

The End of Eternity

The Ender Series

The Ends of the Earth

Engine Summer

Eon and Eternity

The E. T. Novels

Eternal Light

Evolution’s Darling

The Exorcist

Eye in the Sky

The Face in the Abyss

The Face in the Frost

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

Fahrenheit 451


Falling Free

The Falling Woman

The Famished Road and Songs of Enchantment

Fancies and Goodnights

The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle

Fantazius Mallare and The Kingdom of Evil

Fata Morgana

The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed and Bookof the Three Dragons

Fear and Typewriter in the Sky

Fearful Pleasures

Feersum Endjinn

The Female Man

Fevre Dream

The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Fire and Hemlock

A Fire upon the Deep

The First Men in the Moon

The Fisher King Trilogy

The Flandry Series

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Flowers for Algernon

The Forever King

The Forever War

The Forge of God and Anvil of Stars

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

The Foundation Series

Fountains of Paradise


Frankenstein Unbound

From the Earth to the Moon


The Fury


The Future Los Angeles Series

A Game of Dark

The Gap Series

The Gate to Women’s Country

Gene Wolfe’s Book of Days

The Genesis Machine

Ghost Story

A Gift from Earth

Giles Goat-Boy

The Girl the Gold Watch and Everything

Gladiator at Law

Glass Soup and White Apples

The Glimmering


Glory Road

Glory Season

The Godhead Trilogy

The Gods Themselves

Golden Witchbreed

The Golem

The Golem and The Jinni

Good News from Outer Space

Gravity’s Rainbow

Gray Matters

The Great God Pan

The Great Sky River Trilogy

Green Eyes

The Green Isle of the Great Deep

The Green Man

The Green Man

Green Mansions





Gulliver’s Travels

Gunner Cade

Half Past Human

The Hampdenshire Wonder

The Handmaid’s Tale

Hard to Be a God



The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Toby Jugg

The Heads of Cerberus

The Healer’s War

Heart of a Dog

The Heechee Series

Heinrich von Ofterdingen

Hell House

The Helliconia Trilogy

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

The Heritage Universe Series

Herovit’s World

The High Crusade


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series

The Hobbit

The Holy Ground Trilogy

Homunculus and Lord Kelvin’s Machine


The House Next Door

The House on the Borderland

The House on the Strand

A House Boat on the Styx and The Pursuit of the House Boat

Humour and Fantasy


The Hyperion Cantos

I Am Legend

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

I Will Fear No Evil


The Icewind Dale Trilogy

The Illusionist

The Illustrated Man


The Immortals

Imperial Earth

In the Ocean of Night and Across the Sea of Suns

In Yana, the Touch of Undying

The Incomplete Enchanter

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

The Inheritors

The Innkeepers Song

The Instrumentality of Mankind

Inter Ice Age 4

The Invention of Morel

Inverted World

The Invisible Man

The Iron Dragon’s Daughter

The Iron Heel


The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Islands in the Net

Ixion in Heaven

Jack of Shadows

Jack the Giant Killer

The Jagged Orbit

The Jaguar Hunter

The Jewels of Aptor

Jirel of Joiry

John the Balladeer

The Jonathan Bing Series

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Julian Comstock: a Story of 22nd-Century America

Julius Le Vallon and The Bright Messenger

The Jungle Books

Jurassic Park

Kafka on the Shore

The Khaavren Romances


Kiln People

The King in Yellow

The King of Elfland’s Daughter

The King of the Golden River

Kingdoms of Elfin


The Labyrinth Key

The Lair of the White Worm


Land of Dreams

The Land of Laughs

The Land of Mist

Land of Unreason

The Land That Time Forgot

Last and First Men

The Last Man

The Last Starship from Earth

The Left Hand of Darkness

The Legion of Space

The Lensman Series

Lest Darkness Fall

Level 7

The Life and Opinions of Kater Murr

Life During Wartime

The Light Ages

The Lights in the Sky Are Stars



Lincoln’s Dreams

The Listeners

Little, Big

The Little Country

The Little Prince

Logan’s Run

The Long Loud Silence

The Long Tomorrow

The Long Walk

Looking Backward

Lord Darcy

Lord of Light

Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Rings

Lost Horizon

The Lost Traveller

The Lost World

Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome

The Lovers



The Lyonesse Trilogy


The Mabinogion Tetralogy



The Magic Series

Make Room! Make Room!

The Malacia Tapestry

The Malloreon

The Man in the High Castle

Man Plus

The Man who Awoke

The Man Who Folded Himself

The Man Who Was Thursday

Many Dimensions

The Mars Trilogy

The Martian Chronicles

Martian Time-Slip

The Mask of Circe

The Master and Margarita

The Master Li Series

The M.D.

Melmoth the Wanderer


Memoirs of a Spacewoman


The Merlin Trilogy

Merlin’s Godson and Merlin’s Ring

Merlin’s Wood

The Merman’s Children


Midas World

The Midwich Cuckoos

The Mightiest Machine


The Mind Parasites



The Minotaur Trilogy

The Mirage

The Mirror

A Mirror for Observers

Mission of Gravity and Star Light

Mr. George and Other Odd Persons

Mistress Mashams Repose

The Mists of Avalon



The Monk

Monk’s Magic

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is Hell!

Moon of Three Rings

The Moon Pool


More than Human

The Mortgage on the Brain

The Mote in God’s Eye and The Gripping Hand

The Motherlines Series

The Mount

Moving Mars


The Mythago Cycle

Naked Lunch

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym



The Neuromancer Trilogy

Nifft the Lean

The Night Land

The Night Mayor



Nightmare Journey

Nights at the Circus


Nineteen Eighty-Four

The Nitrogen Fix

No Enemy but Time




Nova Express

Nova Swing

The Novarian Series

The Null-A Trilogy

Oath of Fealty

The October Country

Odd John

Of Men and Monsters

Ole Doc Methuselah

Omega: The Last Days of the World

On Stranger Tides

On the Beach

On Wings of Song

The Once and Future King

Only Begotten Daughter

Operation Chaos

The Ophiuchi Hotline

The Orange County Trilogy

Orbital Decay



The Other

Other Days, Other Eyes

The Other Passenger

The Other Side of the Mountain

Other Worlds

Our Lady of Darkness

The Owl Service

The Paper Grail

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

The Paradox Men

The Parasite

The Passion of New Eve

The Past Through Tomorrow

The Patternist Series



Perdido Street Station

Peregrine: Primus and Peregrine: Secundus


Permutation City

Pet Sematary

Peter Schlemihl



The Phantom Ship

The Phoenix and the Mirror

Picnic on Paradise

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pilgrimage and The People

Planet of Adventure

Planet of the Apes

Player Piano

The Polesotechnic League Series

Portrait of Jennie

The Postman

The Prestige

The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie

The Princess Bride

Proteus Manifest

The Prydain Chronicles

The Psammead Trilogy

The Puppet Masters

The Purple Cloud


Ralph 124C 41+

The Rama Series

Rashomon and Other Stories

Rats and Gargoyles and The Architecture of Desire

Red Dust

The Red Tree

A Rendezvous in Averoigne


The Restoration Game

The Return

The Revolt of the Angels

Riddle of Stars

Riddley Walker

The Riftwar Saga

Ring Around the Sun

Ringworld and The Ringworld Engineers

Rite of Passage

The Riverworld Series

The Roads of Heaven

The Robot Stories

The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire

Roderick and Roderick at Random

Rogue Moon

The Roots of the Mountains

The Rose

The Rose and the Ring

Rosemary’s Baby


The Saga of Pliocene Exile

Salem’s Lot



Sarah Canary

The Sardonyx Net

The Satanist

The Scarecrows


The Scholars of Night

The Science Fiction of Mark Twain

The Seedling Stars


The Shadow Year

Shadows in the Sun


This Shared Dream


She and Ayesha

The Shining

The Ship of Ishtar

The Ship Who Sang

The Shockwave Rider

The Shrinking Man

The Silmarillion

Silverlock and The Moon’s Fire Eating Daughter

Silver Screen

Sinister Barrier

The Sirens of Titan




Slaves of Sleep

The Snail on the Slope

Snow Crash

The Snow Queen Trilogy

So Love Returns


Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Song of Kali

Songs of Earth and Power

The Sorcerer’s Ship

Sorcerer’s Son and The Crystal Palace

The Sorcery Hall Trilogy

The Sound of His Horn

The Space Merchants and The Merchants’War

The Space Odyssey Series

The Space Trilogy

The Spiral Series

The Stainless Steel Rat Series

The Stand

Stand on Zanzibar

Star Maker

Star Man’s Son, 2250 a.d.


The Star Trek Series

The Star Wars Trilogy

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

The Stars My Destination

Starship Troopers

Stations of the Tide

Steel Beach

The Stepford Wives


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Relations

Stranger in a Strange Land

The Stress of Her Regard

A String in the Harp

The Sundering Flood

The Sword Of Shannara Trilogy And The Heritage Of Shannara

Sword and Sorceress

The Sword of Rhiannon

Sword of the Demon



The Synthetic Man

Take Back Plenty

Tales from the Flat Earth

The Tales of Alvin Maker

Tales of Horror and the Supernatural

Tales of Known Space

Tales of Nevèrÿon

Tau Zero


There Are Doors

These Mortals

They’d Rather Be Right

The 13 Clocks

This Immortal

This Is the Way the World Ends

Thomas the Rhymer

The Three Damosels

Three Hainish Novels

Three Hearts and Three Lions


The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch


Till We Have Faces

Time and Again and From Time to Time

Time Enough for Love

The Time Machine

A Time of Changes

The Time Patrol Series


The Titus Groan Trilogy

To the Devil—A Daughter

The Tom Swift Series

A Touch of Sturgeon

Tower of Glass


The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

The Traveler in Black



The Tritonian Ring

Trouble and Her Friends

Tuf Voyaging

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales

2018 A.D.: Or, The King Kong Blues


The Unconquered Country


The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop.

The Unlimited Dream Company

The Uplift Sequence



Vacuum Diagrams

Vacuum Flowers


Vampire Chronicles

The Vampire Tapestry

The Vampires of Alfama

Varney the Vampyre


The Venetian Glass Nephew

Venus Plus X

The Viagens/Krishna Series

The Viriconium Sequence

Virtual Light


The Vorkosigan Series

The Voyage of the Space Beagle

A Voyage to Arcturus

Wagner and the Wehr-Wolf

Waldo and Magic, Inc.

The Wanderer

Wandering Ghosts

The War Against Chaos

War for the Oaks

War in Heaven

The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts

The War of the Worlds

War with the Newts

The Ware Tetralogy

The Wasp Factory

Watch the North Wind Rise


The Water-Babies

Watership Down

Way Station

The Way to Babylon



The Weigher of Souls

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath

The Well at the World’s End

The Well of the Unicorn

Werenight and Prince of the North

The Werewolf of Paris

The West of Eden Trilogy

What Dreams May Come

The Wheel of Time Series

When Gravity Fails

When Harlie Was One

When the Birds Fly South

When the Sleeper Wakes

When Worlds Collide and After Worlds Collide

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Where The Blue Begins

The White Abacus

The White Deer

The White Hotel



The Wind Eye

The Wind in the Willows

The Windrose Chronicles

The Windsinger Series

The Windup Girl

The Wine of Violence

The Winter of the World Trilogy

The Witch of Prague

Witch World

The Witches of Karres

The Witching Hour

Wizard World

The Wolf-Leader


The Wolfen

Woman on the Edge of Time

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wood Beyond the World

The Word for World Is Forest

The World of Tiers

The World’s Desire

The Worlds Trilogy

The Worm Ouroboros

A Wrinkle in Time

The Xanth Series

Xélucha and Others


The Year of the Quiet Sun

The Years of the City

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

You Shall Know Them

You’re All Alone


Zoo City



Selected Science-Fiction and Fantasy Awards



Science Fiction and Fantasy Websites